Chef-Led Cooking Classes

Chef-Led Cooking Classes

Learn secrets to cooking from Central Oregon chefs!  These classes are hosted by HDFFA and led by regional chefs who will tantalize  your taste buds through cooking demos featuring locally sourced ingredients. Each 2-hour class will feature at least one local farm.

The best part, these classes are buy one give one.  This means that for every ticket sold, HDFFA enrolls a family in our free Cooking Matters program held throughout Central Oregon each spring and fall.  This model allows us to pay it forward.

2019 Class Schedule

Each class is held the 3rd weekend of the month from 6-8pm unless otherwise stated.
The location is a private residence so you will be emailed the address after purchase. 

February 10 – Nourishing Ramen with Anna Witham
5-8pm @ 123 Ramen Restaurant

Executive Chef & Owner of 123 Ramen
Just in time to settle into the New Year with cozy soups and clean eating join Anna Witham of 123 Ramen as she shows you secrets of nourishing bone broth, how to craft hand-made ramen noodles and how to cook with unique flavors that will take your senses on a journey.  One of Anna’s greatest pleasures in life is found in carefully creating food that spreads joy and nourishes family and friends.

March 16 – Bounties in Bread with Harrison

Head Baker at Jackson’s Corner
How do you get that perfect, chewy, golden crust on bread? Join us as we rise to the occasion and learn about the leavening secrets as taught by a seasoned baker and local bread winner.  Learn how to make break with great ingredients, be inspired by  fermented breads and how to have fresh bread every day.

May, July, September and November
Chefs TBD


Each Chef-Led Cooking Class is a unique, culinary experience. We are partnering with local residents to host classes in their beautiful kitchens. Registrants for each class are provided with location details prior to the date.


Tickets are $85 per person or $150 for a couple/pair. Each ticket you buy directly sponsors a family to enroll in our Cooking Matters program hosted every spring and fall.  Consider purchasing one for a friend or family member. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!


Each class is limited to 12 people. This allows for the Chef and attendees to have the best possible experience. Each class is different, so you may certainly attend more than one!


Have questions? Want to confirm class availability? Please contact Meiko at

Purchase a Ticket

Space is limited to 12 people per class.  Additional class details will be sent once purchased.

Gift Certificates Available

These make great gifts for anyone on your list!  Choose gift certificate on the sign up form and we will mail one to you.

Interested in Hosting?

We are looking for beautiful kitchens and dining room spaces for these cooking classes!  As a host, you provide the space for up to 12 guests that sign-up through HDFFA. The class is advertised and open to the public. We ask that the host invite your friends to participate in this cooking class, and donate $25 (per host person) to simply cover the costs for your food and beverages.

The ideal kitchen has:

  • Open cooking area for 10-12 participants to watch the demo and have a hands-on experience
  • Dining area that can comfortably seat 10-12 people
  • Uniform dish set to plate the meal
  • Uniform glasses for serving drinks
  • Clean, uncluttered environment to provide the best experience possible

**If interested, hosts can offer private parties including their friends only. HDFFA would team a local chef with the host and ask that the host and friends donate a total of $1,000 and covers 10 party guests (plus the two hosts), this donation will directly benefit our Cooking Matters program. For more information, email Meiko at**

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